The morning before Nashville’s 4-2 win over Colorado, Brandon Yip said how he departed Colorado earlier this season left a “salty taste” in his mouth. The Avalanche put Yip on waivers in January, and the Predators claimed him. After being scratched the previous three games, Yip scored a goal Thursday, tipping Roman Josi’s slapshot into the net with 13:02 left in the first period.
“Any time a team lets you go or trades you there’s a little salt in your mouth after that, and it was a big win for the team and me as well,” Yip said. “It’s definitely nice to get a goal there and contribute and help the team, and it was a big goal for us and gave us a lead there.”
The official scorer gave the goal at first to Yip, and then gave it to Josi. It was eventually given back to Yip. “Either way, it was a big goal. I was happy either way,” Yip joked.